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"S" is for Stackhouse, Eunice Temple Ford (1885-1980)

South Carolina From A to Z
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"S" is for Stackhouse, Eunice Temple Ford (1885-1980). Educator, clubwoman.  An honors graduate of Limestone College, Stackhouse obtained graduate degrees at the University of Chicago. Beginning in 1906, she taught education, psychology, and philosophy and ethics at Limestone. And, from 1920-1932, she was dean of the college faculty.  Honored as “the godmother of the Federation [of Women’s Clubs in South Carolina],” Stackhouse served the organization as vice president and over the years chaired various departments. In 1943, she became the first woman named to the South Carolina Probation, Pardon, and Parole Board. She belonged to several biracial groups including the South Carolina Council on Human Relations. After the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, Eunice Temple Ford Stackhouse urged whites to find ways of cooperating with blacks, rather than blocking desegregation.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.